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We are the National Active and Retired Federal Employees
Association (NARFE). NARFE is an advocacy organization whose mission is to
protect the earned benefits of current and retired civilian federal employees,
their families and survivors. We were founded in 1921 by 14 retired post office
employees and now have a membership of approximately 250,000. Our headquarters
are in Alexandria, Virginia and we have two National officers, a President and a Secretary/Treasurer. Ten Region Vice Presidents are also
elected biannually and form the National Executive Board that meets quarterly to
review and set policy. National Conventions are held biannually to elect
officers and set overall policy and the legislative agenda.
Four paid lobbyists spend their days “on the hill” talking to Congresspersons and Senators about protecting our earned benefits. Our NARFE-PAC provides funds for candidates whose actions are favorable to federal workers, retirees and their families.
While the National office is located in Alexandria, the country is divided into ten regions with a Regional Vice-President overseeing the activities within his/her region. We have a Federation in each state plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Within each Federation there are chapters at the local level. The 1300 Chapters and State Federations throughout the organization all work to accomplish NARFE goals: (1) continue recruitment and retention of eligible persons to become members of Chapters; (2) maintain a commitment of service to members and survivors; and, (3) through NARFE’s political action committee (NARFE-PAC) continue to lobby Congress about actions favorable to Active Federal employees, retirees and survivors.
Florida has 66 chapters. Many dedicated members work to
promote legislative action at both the state and national levels; assist members
with problems concerning their benefits; provide information for chapter members
on a variety of meaningful topics; and provide a means for retirees to share
ideas for improving the organization.
NARFE Florida, Inc. is our Federation’s formal name. We have approximately 13,000 members with an estimated 150,000 – 200,000 eligible individuals in Florida whom we are trying to reach through public relations activities. We encourage all eligible members to complete a NARFE membership application and become active in the local traditional chapter, the eChapter (electronic) and the activities at the state level.
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